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Pirate's Charm from Quickspin: Slot Review - choppy waters dead ahead!

Set sail with a bunch of misfit pirates to seek out mystery charms and a whole heap of buried treasure!

Pirate-themed slots are quite popular with many players these days and this latest offering from top software studio Quickspin falls right into that category. Pirate’s Charm invites players to the trawl the high seas with a bunch of ragtag pirates to search for golden charms which are said to contain mystical powers. Get ready to climb aboard a sturdy ship and experience the wild weather of the open water as you scour the seven seas for buried treasure in this excellent online slot.

Pirate's Charm is a 5 reel slot game with 243 paylines that includes Free Spins, Respins, Mystery Spins, and Mystery Charms.

Pirate's Charm Screenshot

Special Features

The first feature to highlight is the Mystery Charm symbol. This is a gold type of object which can show up on the reels at any time and when it does, it will transform into any other symbol apart from the Scatter to help form winning combinations on the reels. So it basically acts like a Wild symbol in this game.

When the Mystery Charm symbol appears simultaneously on reels 1, 2, and 3 then you will trigger the Mystery Charm Respins feature. When this happens, all of the current Mystery Charm symbols will lock in place and you will be awarded a Free Respin. Land another Mystery Charm symbol during a Respin and you will receive an additional Respin. On any base game spin, there is a chance that a Mystery Spin will trigger. When it does, more Mystery Charm symbols will appear on the reels to further increase your chances of activating the Mystery Charm Respins feature.

The Scatter symbol is represented by an image of a big black ship. Land 3 of these symbols on the same spin and you will trigger the Stormy Free Spins feature. In this bonus game, you will be awarded 10 Free Spins and any Mystery Charm symbols that appear on the reels will lock into place for the duration of this feature. If you manage to completely fill a reel with Mystery Charm symbols during Free Spins then you will also be awarded 2 extra Free Spins. This can be highly rewarding as if you manage to fill all 5 reels with Mystery Charms during Free Spins then you will receive 10 extra Free Spins and all of the symbols will transform into the highest value male pirate symbol to award you an incredible 3,861X your original bet!

Theme and Graphics

This game features a slick presentation with top-notch graphics. It’s set in a quiet harbour with a calm sea but that all changes when you trigger the Free Spins feature as the setting dramatically changes to violent winds and stormy seas. Symbols are nicely detailed and consist of a bunch of Pirates, Mystery Charms, Ships, Skulls, Wheels, and the standard A – 10 icons. The animations are crisp as symbols zip up and down the reels and are covered in a really cool flame-like effect when you create a winning payline. In particular, I really enjoyed it when the Mystery Charm symbol appears and proceeds to spin around rapidly to transform into one of the symbols on the reels. It’s a neat visual touch.

The music is charming but ramps up in tempo whenever you trigger the Free Spins bonus game. It complements the adventure theme of the game perfectly.

Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots

Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.

Bet Range: 0.20, 0.40, 0.60, 0.80, 1.00, 1.20, 1.60, 2.00, 4.00, 6.00, 8.00, 10.00, 20.00, 40.00, 60.00, 100.00

Based on a bet of 0.20:

  • Male Pirate Orange Background Symbol: 0.25 for 3X, 0.50 for 4X, 1.00 for 5X
  • Female Pirate Symbol: 0.20 for 3X, 0.40 for 4X, 0.80 for 5X
  • Male Pirate Cyan Background Symbol: 0.15 for 3X, 0.30 for 4X, 0.60 for 5X
  • Golden Skull Symbol: 0.10 for 3X, 0.20 for 4X, 0.40 for 5X
  • Ship Wheel Symbol: 0.10 for 3X, 0.20 for 4X, 0.30 for 5X
  • A Symbol: 0.05 for 3X, 0.10 for 4X, 0.20 for 5X
  • K Symbol: 0.05 for 3X, 0.10 for 4X, 0.20 for 5X
  • Q Symbol: 0.05 for 3X, 0.10 for 4X, 0.15 for 5X
  • J Symbol: 0.05 for 3X, 0.10 for 4X, 0.15 for 5X
  • 10 Symbol: 0.05 for 3X, 0.10 for 4X, 0.15 for 5X

Our Verdict on Pirate's Charm

This game is made by Quickspin and to be honest it is one of the finest pirate-themed slots we've ever played. It is beautifully designed, super easy to play thanks to a simple layout, and has a shipload of bonus features for players to enjoy. The Mystery Charm symbols certainly add to the excitement of the game and can lead to some massive wins especially if they all transform into the highest paying pirate symbol. When this happens, you'll receive an incredible top prize worth 3,861X your bet! The Free Spins on the other hand took quite a bit of time to trigger. I found this slot to be highly volatile so you'll need lots of patience and plenty of bankroll if you wish to find all of the buried treasure in this game. For slots with a similar pirate theme, check out Pirates Treasure and Wild Seas.

Go on a rewarding swashbuckling sea adventure when you play Pirate's Charm!